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Bills rookies make a difference through Toyota Rookie Club

Posted Sep 22, 2017

This week, the Buffalo Bills Toyota Rookie Club came together to host a NFL Flag Clinic powered by USA Football at New Era Field.


For the Buffalo Bills, days off from football are an opportunity to give back to the community. This week, the Buffalo Bills Toyota Rookie Club came together to host a NFL Flag Clinic powered by USA Football at New Era Field. Inviting local youth football and NFL Flag participants from the Western New York Football Alliance member leagues and local NFL Flag organizations, the Bills rookies worked alongside coaches to guide the youngsters through a series of NFL Flag stations.

Not only did the event provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn football fundamentals and techniques in a fun and safe environment, it also allowed them to spend time with some of their hometown heroes.

“With our youth football outreach, we want to provide kids with an opportunity to engage with our players, and learn from them,” said Preston Teague, Buffalo Bills Director of Community Relations and Youth Football. “NFL Flag Football is a program that we hope to grow throughout Western New York and our Rookies did an amazing job working with the kids, it was a great night.”

Able to relate to the kids, Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White explained how important it is for children to have these types of experiences. 

 “I was in their shoes years ago,” said White. “I know how important it is to them to actually see the person under the helmet. I know it’s going to be a day they remember, so we’re just trying to make more memories by being interactive and being fun guys. I’m having a great time and I feel like they are too.”

Bills wide receiver Zay Jones was all smiles as he worked with WR Malachi Dupree to instruct the youngsters on catching drills.

“Just getting to meet the younger kids, asking them their names, and seeing their personalities…it’s been fun,” said Jones. It’s just so much fun for them. To get away from everything and come out here and enjoy football, both girls and guys, it’s a fun experience.”

Signing autographs and taking photos, the event proved as memorable for the rookies as it was for the participants.

“It’s just awesome,” said T Dion Dawkins. “I’m just happy to be in a position to make these kids’ day.”

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